When it comes to cost-effective IT solutions, there are two important factors:
- Economies of scale. The more customers share a service, the more cost-effective that service becomes. Microsoft Azure has millions of business users around the world. With such a large customer base, Microsoft can provide IT services at a fraction of what it would cost businesses to run their own, in-house equivalents.
- Itemised billing. Instead of charging a flat rate for access to Azure services, Microsoft charges on a usage basis. This means that you only pay for what you use. For example, you might want an email server, web server and backup, but no extra computing power or database server. That’s fine – you’ll only pay for those services. And if you do later decide that you need some computing power for a while, you’ll only pay for what you use.
Taken together, these factors mean that Microsoft Azure cloud services are very cost-effective. You have access to as little – or as much – of any service as you like. And if you don’t use it, you don’t pay for it. Azure really can transform your business and save you money.
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